Sunday, February 28, 2016

Farm and Food Photos February 29, 2016

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack testifies during a House Committee on Agriculture hearing regarding the state of the rural economy, on Capitol Hill, February 24, 2016 in Washington, DC. On Tuesday, Vilsack stated he was confident that Congress will pass the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a multi-nation trade agreement between the United States and 11 other countries. Photo Credit: Drew Angerer / Getty Images.

A cotton field alongside Interstate 95 February 25, 2016 in Alcolu, South Carolina. According to the South Carolina Department of Agriculture's 2015 findings, the state agriculture and forestry has grown 23 percent since 2006 with an economic impact of $41.7 billion yearly, supporting 212,000 jobs. The South Carolina Democratic Presidential Primary is on February 27. Last Saturday, the South Carolina GOP Presidential Primary shattered records with 137,092 more votes cast than in any previous primary. Photo Credit: Mark Makela / Getty Images.

Flower pickers harvest rows of Carlton daffodils on Taylors Bulbs farm near Holbeach, east England on February 24, 2016, ahead of Mother's Day, which will be celebrated in Britain on March 6. Photo credit: AFP / OLI SCARFF / Getty Images.

Workers ride on a reaper-binder machine during a reed harvest on Lake Kis-Balton, near Zalaszabar, Hungary, on Monday, Feb. 22, 2016. Hungary has been providing reed to Western Europe since at least 1967, with Germany as its main export target country. Photo credit: Akos Stiller / Bloomberg via Getty Images.

A Sri Lankan farmer carries part of a harvested rice crop in Piliyandala on the outskirts of Colombo on February 22, 2016. Sri Lanka's central bank on February 19 raised benchmark interest rates for the first time in nearly four years by 50 basis points ahead of a possible IMF bailout. The Central Bank of Sri Lanka raised its lending rate from 7.5 to 8.0 percent, saying that relatively cheap money had the potential to fuel demand-driven inflation that could undermine the fragile economy. Photo credit: AFP PHOTO / LAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHI / Getty Images.

A kid walks to school across the area where women process and dry red chili pepper under sun near Jamuna river, 240 kms north-west of Dhaka in Gaibandha, Bangladesh on February 23, 2016. Everyday they earn less than USD $1 (Taka. 70) after work 10 hours a day. Gaibandha area in Bangladesh which is affected by flood throughout the monsoon season each year. The char areas have some of the highest levels of poverty in the country. Red chili is the main source of income in the area and mostly women are engaged in its production and processing along with their regular unpaid care work. Women in this area have limited or no access to markets or finance; they have less bargaining power and limited income. Photo Credit: Anadolu Agency / Getty Images.

A man herds his sheep near destroyed buildings in the neighbourhood of Jobar, on the eastern outskirts of the capital Damascus, on February 24, 2016. Photo Credit: ABDULMONAM EASSA / Getty Images.

Benoit Foucan Perafide beekeeper from French oversea Guadeloupe island poses at the 'Salon de l'Agriculture' (Agriculture Fair) in Paris on February 28, 2016. Photo credit: AFP / DOMINIQUE FAGET / Getty Images.

A photo taken on February 26, 2016 shows cows ahead of the opening of the 'Salon de l'Agriculture' (Agriculture Show) in Paris. The show will fun from February 26 to March 6. Photo credit: AFP PHOTO / MIGUEL MEDINA / Getty Images.

Different types of saucisson (dried saussage) are displayed ahead of the opening of the 'Salon de l'Agriculture' (Agriculture Show) in Paris on February 26, 2016. Photo credit: AFP PHOTO / MIGUEL MEDINA / Getty Images.

A picture taken on February 25, 2016 shows a rabbit in a box two days before the opening of the Paris international agricultural fair at the Porte de Versailles exhibition centre, in Paris. Photo credit: AFP / KENZO TRIBOUILLARD / Getty Images.

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